Dirt Cheap, Real Good: A Highway Guide to Thrift Stores in the Washington DC Area (Washington Weekends)

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Dirt Cheap, Real Good is a take-along travel guide to the best second-hand shops in the Mid-Atlantic region. It leads readers on six adventurous road trips, featuring the very best of local thrifting. The network of routes, which map the finest second-hand, antique, and vintage shops, all originate from Washington, DC, allowing you to create your own weekend thrift expeditions. Dirt Cheap, Real Good offers the low-down on the merchandise, hours, and phone numbers for each location, plus colorful descriptions of each stop, as well as photos, road maps, and quotes from local characters. As the icing on the cake, Dirt Cheap, Real Good notes pits stops at quirky bars, cheap motels, greasy spoon diners, off-the-wall amusements and miscellaneous roadside oddities.

Route #1: Washington DC to Philadelphia, PA
Route #2: Washington DC to Pittsburgh, PA
Route #3: Washington DC to Charleston, WV
Route #4: Washington DC to Winston Salem, NC
Route #5: Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC
Route #6: Washington, DC to the Delaware and Maryland Coasts

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Chriss Slevin is a bona fide packrat. On numerous road trips and other journeys she has accumulated a collection of highway souvenirs, clothing, and thrift oddities. She works as a Program Officer for an arts foundation in New York City. Chriss studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design and her artwork has been exhibited nationally. Chriss currently lives in Brooklyn, NY and is a dedicated thrifter, expert bargain hunter, and a staunch advocate of dirt cheap living.

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"...(a) humorous guide..." -- Darragh Doiron, Port Arthur News, April 21, 2004

"...offers thrift store travel adventure for followers of fashion, urban hipsters and those who are just plain cheap." -- Publishers Weekly, January 19, 2004

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